Melissa Fong: Emotional Intelligence? Can you tell the expression just by their eyes? QUIZ!

It is remarkable how humans can understand emotions.  Many of you know that the way to tell a person’s emotions is within their eyes.  Forget the smile on their face- […]

Things Are Good: Studying Positive Emotions

How do we study emotion and how do we even think about positive emotions? Why do we even have positive emotions? These questions and more are being investigated by June Gruber, and here she is talking about them: I thought I’d first start briefly with a tale of positive emotion. It’s a really interesting state ...

The Scott Ross: Understanding The Mechanics of Human Nature

In regards to defining who we are, for all the importance we place on immaterial feelings, it is ironic that what is thought to make us human is that what makes us the most mechanical. Just as hearing a small baby laugh makes us instantly smile, seeing a poor elderly widow cry makes us correspondingly ...

Things Are Good: A Step Beyond Positive Thinking

Positive thinking gets a lot of praise because people think that just changing one’s thoughts their lives would improve. This is not entirely true. It turns out to really make change in your life you need to change how you act. Sure this sounds obvious upon reading it, but read on for insight that isn’t ...